2017 Best Colleges in Nebraska

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    Creighton University

    • Omaha, NE
    • 924 reviews
    College Sophomore:What I really enjoy about Creighton is that the students are here to learn and better themselves. On top of that, I believe we are in the top five or ten schools in the country for service, which is easy to see as so many students have a heart for justice. There are always fun activities going on around campus like the foam party or "Wednesdays After Class." We have great Greek life and a lot of ways to get involved around campus.
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    University of Nebraska - Lincoln

    • Lincoln, NE
    • 2,289 reviews
    College Sophomore:I have not had any issues using my degree to find a job. If anything, it has helped significantly in making connections with potential employers.
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    Nebraska Wesleyan University

    • Lincoln, NE
    • 346 reviews
    College Sophomore:Nebraska Wesleyan University is academically a phenomenal school. The professors will take time out of their to help you if you are struggling, not only in the classroom, but also with personal issues. Also, the professors are all very intelligent and want to see you succeed. The curriculum of the school is growing and being a private, liberal arts school, you have the opportunity to take classes that you would not normally take. Professors do expect their students to always be engaged in class and do their homework, which makes the workload big.
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    Union College - Nebraska

    • Lincoln, NE
    • 313 reviews
    College Sophomore:I love the college I am attending. The campus is just full of friendly students and staff. God is a big part of our campus and it makes a huge difference.
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    University of Nebraska at Kearney

    • Kearney, NE
    • 560 reviews
    College Sophomore:I love University of Nebraska at Kearney. I transferred to Kearney from a different state and it was one of the best decisions that I have ever made. The students and teachers on this campus have been very friendly and welcoming and I have made many friends. This campus tries to get everyone involved and for the most part they succeed. Go lopers!
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    Doane University

    • Crete, NE
    • 299 reviews
    College Senior:I love the overall experience; however, the price is not really in my range and I am going to be paying for it the rest of my life most likely without parental help. Loans are scary and I've had to get two parent plus loans plus the regular subsidized and subsidized. I am hoping in the end it it worth it. I love the teachers that are always helpful and things are hands on. Some of the classes required are more difficult than my major classes!
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    Concordia University - Nebraska

    • Seward, NE
    • 338 reviews
    College Sophomore:The classes are small and the professors are accessible and really care about you, the individual. There are lots of classes available and registration is mostly painless. There is a tutoring center and you can always talk with the professor if you need extra help.
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    College of Saint Mary

    • Omaha, NE
    • 177 reviews
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    University of Nebraska at Omaha

    • Omaha, NE
    • 1,111 reviews
    College Sophomore:Attending a commuter school makes it difficult to know people. However, the campus is small enough so that it's easy to run into the same students everyday. Also, there is a large variety of clubs to choose from so involvement is not very difficult
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    Hastings College

    • Hastings, NE
    • 519 reviews
    College Sophomore:I feel right at home here. I transferred here and I could not be happier with my choice. There's no feeling of being left out and everyone is open to talk and get to know you. It's a very welcoming campus.
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    Midland University

    • Fremont, NE
    • 389 reviews
    College Junior:I enjoy the personal atmosphere that my school provides. It is nice to have professors and faculty members know me and not just see me as another number on a list.
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    Wayne State College

    • Wayne, NE
    • 463 reviews
    College Sophomore:The advisor has a lot of connections, but the technology is outdated which is holding us media students back. I feel like if this was maybe 15 years ago, I would certainly get a job right out of college, now I'm not so sure. The program gets overshadowed by a lot of different things, mainly the fact that we're located in a building that from the outside looks like it has only 3 floors, when in actuality it has 4 and we're on the 4th one, with no windows. No one really knows that the campus radio station exists, the TV station plays the same slideshow of the library hours ad infinitum, and the newspaper is read mostly by alumni. Overall you'll learn a lot of intangible stuff and you'll be able to express your creativity, but the threshold between creativity and needing technology advances gets crossed a lot.
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    Chadron State College

    • Chadron, NE
    • 321 reviews
    College Sophomore:I have loved my time at CSC. Finding your group of friends is easy; you just have to get out and participate in things. If you do not like the party scene, it is very easy to get involved with people through the Christian campus groups who do not drink and do drugs.
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    Peru State College

    • Peru, NE
    • 228 reviews
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    Bellevue University

    • Bellevue, NE
    • 249 reviews